Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival
Allegheny College Sports Complex
204 Park Ave
Meadville, PA United States 16335
Number of balloons: Thurston Classic Hot Air Balloon Festival
Year began: 1988
Come meet Pegleg Pete the Pirate Parrot Balloon Father's Day Weekend when the Thurston Classic celebrates its 30th Anniversary. The festivities begin Thursday evening with the Joyce Stevens's Memorial Night Glow where several balloons are tethered and illuminated to the delight of both young and old. Upwards of 30 balloons and their pilots launch from the field Friday and Saturday evenings and fly into the field Saturday and Sunday mornings where pilots attempt to score with a baggie tossed from their balloon at a target set up on the field. Live music Thursday evening. Also offering official apparel, souvenirs and food vendors at Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening events. FREE admission and parking, bring blanket or chair. Parking is limited, so come early.
Web Site: http://www.thurstonclassic.com